Lucien Bianchi  Belgium

  • Full name Luciano Bianchi
  • Birth date November 10, 1934
  • Birthplace Milan, Italy
  • Date of death March 30, 1969 (34 years 140 days)
  • Place of death Mulsanne, France
  • Relation Nephew - J Bianchi
  • Teams BRM, Cooper, Emeryson, ENB, Lola, Team Lotus
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World Championship Career
Year Car Race Start Won Pod Class Best Pole Front Best Lap Hat Pts Pos
1959 Cooper 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 0 -
1960 Cooper 3 3 0 0 1 6 0 0 14 0 0 1 24
1961 Emeryson, Team Lotus 4 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 19 0 0 0 -
1962 Team Lotus, ENB 2 2 0 0 2 9 0 0 18 0 0 0 -
1963 Lola 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 16 0 0 0 -
1965 BRM 1 1 0 0 1 12 0 0 17 0 0 0 -
1968 Cooper 7 7 0 1 2 3 0 0 12 0 0 5 17
Total 19 17 0 1 6 3 0 0 12 0 0 6
Race Circuit Date
First race Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 10, 1959 Race results
Last race Mexican Grand Prix Mexico City November 3, 1968 Race results
Profile

Born into an Italian family that was tempted to Belgium to work for racing driver Johnny Claes, Lucien cut his teeth in sports cars and rallying before moving on to single-seaters in 1959. The first grand prix for which he qualified was, fittingly, the Belgian in 1960 and he drove his Cooper into the points, finishing sixth. However, he dropped back to sports cars, and it was not until 1968 that Lucien had a decent crack at Formula One, with the little-fancied BRM-powered Cooper. His highlight that year came when he won the Le Mans 24 Hours and it was to sports cars that he turned in 1969, but they later claimed his life at Le Mans.

Reproduced from The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Formula One published by Carlton Books

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Jules Bianchi waits for his run in the Ferrari

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Lucien Bianchi in his Cooper-BRM T86B

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